YCCC holds 16th Commencement Exercises | People
Wells- York County Community College’s 16th Commencement took place on Saturday, May 14th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Over 135 graduates earned an associate degree in one of sixteen academic areas.
The day’s events included greetings given by Dr. Charles Lyons, president of YCCC; Joseph R. Hanslip, Member, Board of Trustees, Maine Community College System; Vice-President and Academic Dean, Paula Gagnon; Dean of Students, Dr. Corinne Kowpak; Faculty, Technology/Applied Sciences, Michael Lee; and student representative, Barbara Francoeur.The Commencement Speaker was Bill Green, anchor/reporter and host of Bill Green’s Maine.
For the first time in the college’s young history, the YCCC campus was not able to host the commencement ceremony. “This year graduating class is the largest ever,” said Dr. Charles Lyons, college president. “Although we are proud of our campus in Wells, our recent growth required us to find a larger venue, and we were thrilled with the accommodations that the Ogunquit Playhouse offered.”
York County Community College, established in 1994, is one of seven community colleges in the Maine Community College System. The college enrolls over 1,600 students in associate degree and transfer programs and over 2,500 individuals in non-credit continuing education and professional development areas.